Flagstaff station

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This article is about the Arizona station. For the Melbourne station, see Flagstaff railway station.
Flagstaff
Flagstaff train station.jpg
Location 1 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Coordinates 35°11′51″N 111°38′57″W / 35.1974°N 111.6491°W / 35.1974; -111.6491Coordinates: 35°11′51″N 111°38′57″W / 35.1974°N 111.6491°W / 35.1974; -111.6491
Owned by City of Flagstaff
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Mountain Line
Other information
Station code FLG
History
Opened 1926
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 40,800[1]Increase 3.95%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Main Line
toward Los Angeles
Main Line
Major stations
Flagstaff Santa Fe station
Architectural style Tudor Revival
Part of Railroad Addition Historic District (#83002989[2])
Designated CP January 18, 1983

Flagstaff is an Amtrak train station at 1 East Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The station, formerly an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot, doubles as a visitor center and is located in the midst of the shops, cafes, and boutiques of downtown Flagstaff. Northern Arizona University is located nearby, as are the Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered), Sunset Crater, the Walnut Canyon National Monument, ski resorts, and other attractions.

History[edit]

The old A&P depot

AT&SF built the depot in 1926. The station's elevation is 6,902 feet (2,104 m) above sea level. Adjacent is the 1886 solid-red sandstone freight depot originally built by the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.[3] Both the former Santa Fe Depot, and the Atlantic and Pacific Depot that it replaced are contributing properties to the Railroad Addition Historic District.[4]

Routes[edit]

  • Southwest Chief
  • Mountain Line city bus service
  • Open Road Tours shuttle services to Phoenix, Camp Verde, Sedona, Oak Creek, Williams, and the Grand Canyon depart from the Amtrak station.
  • Flagstaff Shuttle and Charter provides custom time private shuttles from Amtrak to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Snowbowl Ski Area.
  • Greyhound operates intercity bus service from its nearby station

Some Greyhound and Open Road services may be booked through Amtrak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Arizona" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Bruner, Betsey (July 15, 2010). "Landscape holds remnants of Flagstaff's railroad past". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  4. ^ James Garrison; Jody Gebhardt; James Woodward (September 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Railroad Addition Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 14, 2016.  Also includes 1986 boundary increase.

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